Satisfying Pasta Salads
Picture this: a delightful summer evening, a gathering of friends and family, and a bowl of Satisfying Pasta Salads to savor. This recipe is the epitome of pasta perfection, combining vibrant colors, fresh flavors, and a touch of creativity to leave everyone craving for more.
- 12 oz. fusilli pasta
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup black olives, sliced
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Boil the fusilli pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water, then set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives, and feta cheese.
- Add the cooked pasta and fresh basil to the bowl, gently tossing the ingredients together.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
- Drizzle the dressing over the pasta salad and toss until everything is well coated.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve your Satisfying Pasta Salad chilled, garnished with additional fresh basil if desired.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Satisfying Pasta Salads are a burst of Mediterranean flavors in every bite. The combination of tangy feta, sweet cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil make this salad a crowd-pleaser at any event.
Nutrition per serving: Calories – 340, Total Fat – 16g, Carbohydrates – 41g, Protein – 9g
Imagine the smiles on your guests’ faces as they savor this exquisite pasta salad. With its colorful appearance and delightful taste, it’s not just a dish; it’s a memory in the making. Whether you’re hosting a picnic, barbecue, or simply enjoying a cozy dinner at home, Satisfying Pasta Salads will steal the show.